OK, actually, you can’t be our guest anymore. Unless you’d like to sleep on an air mattress. On the floor. Of the empty guest room. Fun, right?
Our house has four bedrooms, and right now only two of them have beds — the master bedroom and J’s nursery. We have just broken down the place formerly known as the guest room to start making progress towards its future calling of being J’s big boy room so that Carson Truckster can have his old nursery. (And the other bedroom is our office.)
As promised last week when I mentioned the plan of passing down the nursery, I’m going to give you a glimpse of the guest room that once was. Taking it all down was very bittersweet since this is the first room in our house to really get decorated. My friend, Stacy, was a trooper and helped me paint it, our master bedroom, and do some laundry room touching up right after Michael and I bought the house back in 2003.
The wall color is Behr Caraway. I picked the color to match some Pottery Barn sheets I’d found on Ebay. And this paint color is actually the only one I still love that we fairly randomly selected from a little paint chip and just went with it.
The sheets look kinda camouflage here but I think they look like watercolor normally. At least to me. Hmmm. Wonder if everyone who stayed at our house this last ten years thought I was into camo… This picture is also way to close. Since I pulled them out of our linen closet just now to take this picture and they had too many fold marks to zoom out any :)
My parents bought the bed for us as a wedding gift, and for at least 5 years, it was the only piece of furniture that was bought brand new for our house. The white quilt/shams on the bed are the Pottery Barn pick-stitch bedding, and I still love them. I hope they make a comeback in our house someday. The square, green monogrammed pillow on the bed is just an old HomeGoods find that I had embroidered. I heart monograms. Big time. The swing-arm wall lamps are from Lowe’s, but the white shades are from Target. That cute black/white buffalo check box on the bottom shelf of the nightstand was a find at Old Time Pottery for less than $5. Michael’s grandmother made those quilts hanging under the fern prints.
Michael’s mom found the desk at a garage sale and painted it for us to use in there. I never quite found the right chair for it, though. (The white chair is a chair from the breakfast room at my parents’ house when I was little.) She also brought us the mirror and those two fern prints by the desk. The lamps are from Old Time Pottery, and I found those plates at HomeGoods. The luggage rack was an old auction find for under $5 that I had to clean up, paint, and add new webbing to.
The rug is the indoor/outdoor Turin rug from Ballard Designs - once again I was lucky enough to find it at their outlet. I love that rug. I just wish I’d bought a larger size.
So, that’s the guest room tour. We added the crown moulding in there about a year and a half ago. It made a huge difference. Especially since no matter how careful you are, it is crazy-hard to get a straight edge between the wall and ceiling when you have popcorn ceilings.
Farewell, guest room. We’ll miss you. But, I can’t wait to see how excited J is to get a big boy bed :) I’m working on a mood board of our plan for J’s big boy room, so hopefully I’ll have that ready for my next post.
Have you redone any rooms in your house that you still liked and were sad to see go even though you were more than excited about the next chapter?